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Daughter of The Spellcaster by Maggie Shayne

Sunday, January 13, 2013
Synopsis: Has a spell been cast?

Lena Dunkirk is a practicing witch, Ryan McNally a wealthy playboy. Logic says mismatch, yet from the first they share a passion that defies reason, as if they know each other from another place, another time. Then Lena gets pregnant and runs for the safety of home.

Months later, when Ryan appears at her door looking to help raise their child, Lena doesn’t know whom to trust–particularly now that “guru to the stars” Bahru has taken an interest in her baby, offering gifts forged of magic.

Soon she and Ryan are sharing eerie dreams of ancient lands, while a vengeful demon plots to take possession of their child. As the moment of birth approaches, the demon’s power rises, forcing the hand of love to wield the blade that will decide the fate of a child’s soul–and the future of the world

Review: Daughter of the Spellcaster is the first in a series of books by Maggie Shane called The Portal. The first book introduces us to three witches who have been perpetually reincarnated. These three sisters have been looking for true love and Magdalena (Lena) founds her Prince Charming. The characters are well developed in the book and you start caring about them from the beginning of the book. Ms. Shane has a knack of writing conflict and drama within her story that makes it humanizes the characters and makes their struggles believable.

My main critique is that the many visions and flashbacks in the story hinder the flow and progression of the story. In my opinion Ms. Shane has written a good beginning to a new series and look forward to more books in The Portal series.

Reviewed by: Lisa
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